When? What is Health and Sports Day in Japan? (TAIIKU NO HI)

  2016/08/13    National Holidays

スポンサーリンク   This post summarizes what Health and Sports Day is. When is it? What do Japanese do on Taiiku no Hi?

Cutters and Tissue? 6 Items You Better Bring to Summer BBQ

  2016/08/13    Leisure

スポンサーリンク   In Vancouver area, most people go to BBQ between May and August. They also go early September if weather permits, but it is usually getting cold and wet in September.   In Japan, people can enjoy BBQ in …

Meaning of Equinox. Autumnal Equinox Day (SYUUBUN NO HI) in Japan

  2016/08/12    National Holidays

スポンサーリンク   Equinox occurs in spring and autumn and it means “equal night” in Latin.   What Happens on Equinox?   Everywhere on earth would have 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night. That is, you would have …

Definition of Typhoon: 4 Things to do When a Typhoon Approaches

  2016/08/12    Natural Disaster

スポンサーリンク   Have you experienced typhoons (台風) in Japan?   As a child, I was a bit excited and anxious when a typhoon passed by Japan. It usually causes heavy rain and strong wind. It is different from a hurricane, …

Best Japanese Food: Appeals of Sushi. Why is it Popular?

  2016/08/10    Food, Sushi ,

スポンサーリンク   Do you like sushi(寿司)? Until I came to Canada, I didn’t know foreigners eat sushi a lot. I knew sushi was famous and popular in foreign countries but I was surprised many people ate frequently.   For instance, …

4 Basic Manners & 5 Ways to Enjoy Hot Springs in Japan

  2016/08/10    Hot Spring

スポンサーリンク   Have you tried hot springs in Japan? If not, you must try while you stay in Japan!  

Japanese Halloween? What is the meaning of Moon-Viewing Thieves (お月見泥棒)?

  2016/08/09    Events

スポンサーリンク Japanese Halloween? Speaking of moon-gazing or Ostukimi(お月見), there is another interesting event called “moon-viewing thieves.” (お月見泥棒:OTSUMIKI DOROBO) Yup, it is a thief. It sounds absolutely interesting, doesn’t it?   To be honest with you, I didn’t know about this …

Gift Ideas for Japanese Respect for the Aged Day (KEIROU NO HI)

  2016/08/09    National Holidays

スポンサーリンク   Do you have special holiday for elderly people in your country?   Japanese celebrate and honor elderly people in September. It is called Respect for the Aged Day or Keirou no Hi (敬老の日). It used to be September …

What is the meaning of Japanese Moon Festival (OTSUKIMI)? When is it in 2017?

  2016/08/07    Events

スポンサーリンク Have you heard of Otsukimi? It’s a celebration in Japan and also called Japanese Moon Festival. This post shows you what it is, when it is, and how Japanese celebrate it.  

Who runs this blog?

  2016/08/06    Uncategorized

Hello everyone! Thank you for visiting this blog. My name is Mina and I was born in Japan.   When I was 19 years old, I came to Canada and I’ve been here since then. I have always wanted to …

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